English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

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Jack Went A-Sailing B
2   She had sweethearts a-plenty, She courted both day and night, Till all on the sailor boy
She placed her heart's delight.
3   Her father heard the callin', So quickly he came in. Good morning, Mrs. Frasier,
Is that your sweetheart's name ?
4   I will lock you in my dungeon, Your body I'll confine,
If there is none but Jacky Frasier That will ever suit your mind.
5   You can lock me in your dungeon, It is hard to be confined,
But there is none but Jacky Frasier That will ever suit my mind.
6   O daughter, O daughter,
If you will quit that boy to-day, I'll pay him forty shillings To bear him far away.
7   She answered him quickly, quickly, I'll quit that boy to-day;
But yet all in her heart She loved her darling still.

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